jb pritzker

June 15, 2021

Illinois: National Guard to Respond to Chemical Fire in Winnebago

ROCKTON, IL (STL.News)- Governor JB Pritzker has activated the State Emergency Operation Center to mobilize emergency response personnel and operational facilities to monitor a large chemical fire in Winnebago County.  Upon notification of the emergency, the State notified authorities in Winnebago, Stephenson and McHenry counties.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and...

Read More
June 10, 2021

Illinois Governor: State Will Fully Reopen Tomorrow

State on Track to Meet President Biden’s Goal of 70% of Adults Receiving First Dose of Vaccination by July 4 Illinois Recording the Lowest Number of Hospitalizations and Test Positivity Rates Since March 2020 SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Illinois will move to a full reopening, also known as Phase 5, the final phase...

Read More
June 3, 2021

Illinois: Getting Vaccinated Can Get You a Free Drink

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Businesses serving alcohol can now offer up a free drink to vaccinated patrons under a new law signed by Governor JB Pritzker today.  The measure also extends businesses’ ability to sell cocktails for pickup and delivery. “Not only will the vaccine protect you from getting sick — your free...

Read More
June 1, 2021

Illinois Governor Highlights Fiscally Responsible Budget

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) As the 2021 legislative session comes to a close, Governor JB Pritzker discussed progress for Illinois families: particularly a historic and fiscally responsible state budget that pays down debt, closes loopholes for wealthy corporations, and invests in rebuilding our economy. “I came into this office two sessions ago with a promise...

Read More
May 26, 2021

Illinois Governor on the House Passage of HB 1443

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker issued the following statement following the House passage of the additional cannabis legislation. “As a state that values making our laws reflective of our diverse communities, we must ensure that social justice is at the center of everything we do — and, that means building upon...

Read More
May 21, 2021

Illinois Leaders Agree to Early Debt Repayment Plan

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker, Senate President Don Harmon, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza announced today that they have agreed on a plan to pay off $2 billion in emergency borrowing thanks, in part, to the state’s strong economic rebound. The State borrowed $3.2 billion dollars...

Read More
May 19, 2021

Illinois Governor: Six-Year $20.7 Billion Construction Plan

Gov. Pritzker Announces Six-Year $20.7 Billion Construction Plan Made Possible By Rebuild Illinois Proposed Highway Improvement Program Will Improve 2,779 Miles of Roads and 7.9 Million Square Feet of Bridge Deck, Creating Thousands of Jobs; Full Amtrak Service to Resume July 19th Following Reduced COVID-19 Schedule SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker...

Read More
May 18, 2021

Illinois: Mask Guidance with CDC for Fully Vaccinated People

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Following guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced that Illinois will align state executive orders with the latest CDC guidance and rescind...

Read More
May 17, 2021

Illinois Governor: $1.5 Billion Assistance for Renters & Landlords

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) After leading the nation in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, in ensuring the state’s most vulnerable residents had a roof over their head, Governor JB Pritzker today announced that applications for the second round of rental assistance funding are now available to help Illinois residents who have experienced...

Read More
May 13, 2021

Illinois Governor: “Time For Me to Drive” Tourism Campaign

Gov. Pritzker Announces, “Time For Me to Drive” Campaign to Jumpstart Tourism in Illinois This Summer New Ads Debuting This Week to Promote Illinois Road-Tripping as the State Makes Continued Progress in Addressing COVID-19 and Reopening Industries SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Office of Tourism and industry leaders to...

Read More
May 11, 2021

Illinois: $1 Billion Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects

Gov. Pritzker Announces $1 Billion in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects Illinois Department of Transportation Announces Fourth Round of $250 Million Grant Installment CHAMPAIGN, IL (STL.News) As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the fourth round of $250...

Read More
May 10, 2021

Illinois: Program to Vaccinate Workers in Commercial Buildings

Gov. Pritzker Announces Program to Vaccinate Workers in Commercial Buildings as Companies Return to Work IDPH Community Vaccination Program Completes 130 Clinics to Date CHICAGO,  IL (STL.News) To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning...

Read More